Banana and oatmeal muffins

Donal Skehans banana and oatmeal muffins are great for breakfast and brunch, a great filling way to start the day
By Donal Skehan
Banana and oatmeal muffins
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  • Serves: Makes 12
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 125 g plain flour
  • 75 g wholemeal flour
  • 200 g rolled oats
  • 75 g light soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 250 ml milk
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp cold coffee
  • 2 bananas, mashed, plus 1 banana cut into 12 slices

Tips and Suggestions

The muffins will keep for 45 days in an airtight container or for up to 3 months in resealable bags in the freezer.

You could add berries, chopped apple or stir through chocolate chips for an extra hit of sweetness.


1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas mark 6. Line a muffin or cupcake tray with 12 paper cases.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, oats, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Measure the milk in a large measuring jug and whisk in the egg yolks, oil, coffee, and mashed bananas. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the contents of the jug. Using a spatula, mix together until just combined.

3. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold through the egg whites, then divide the mixture amongst the paper cases.

4. Push a slice of banana into the centre of each muffin and sprinkle with oats. Place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes until golden on top.

5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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